Transit-oriented development

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Massachusetts has a 3 year old law that encourages transit-oriented development: dense residential or mixed-use developments near transit stations.

Haverhill is designating an overlay zone in its downtown. The strategy works something like this: Anchor a zone with a vibrant mix of stores and residences downtown; more retail activity will attract people to live downtown, while additional foot traffic strengthens the business base. The strategy is geared to establish a self-reinforcing cycle of development. Read more.

You can learn more about transit oriented development strategies from this site.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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